Animal Kingdom Restaurants

Yak & Yeti Restaurant” by HarshLight licensed under CC BY 2.0

The dining options at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are tremendously diverse, as you can try everything from African to Asian delicacies, as well as popular American dishes.

Below is a list of great restaurants you can eat at in the Animal Kingdom. The list is sorted by the location or various sections within the park where the restaurants reside.

Let’s get to it!

Dining at Animal Kingdom

We’re going to begin in Disney’s Animal Kingdom section of Africa.

Entering Africa at the Animal Kingdom
Photographed by Michael of Countdown to Magic


1) Dawa Bar (Counter Service): This is where you come if you want to taste the flavor of African beer inside the Animal Kingdom, or if someone in you’re party is feeling spontaneous enough to sip a South African wine. You can also get more common alcoholic drinks here, everything from Mojitos to Bud Light.

Serving specialty cocktails and beer at this lounge/bar, guests should expect to pay $14.99 and under per adult. Dining plans are not accepted here.

2) Harambe Fruit Market (Counter Service): For anyone visiting Disney World that feels their body is craving a little healthy food, this is the number one spot you want to be. At this fruit market, guests can pick up a banana, orange slices, apples or a fruit cup among many options. You also have a chance to buy a Mickey Pretzel, chips, and even an Elephant Ear Pastry.

So it’s a good mix of extremely healthy and the not-so-healthy here at the Harambe Fruit Market.

Serving guests snacks, you should expect to pay $14.99 and under per adult. Some Disney dining plans are indeed accepted here.

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3) Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Counter Service): If you missed breakfast and want some pancakes, you’re out of luck. But if you’re willing to get by with a cinnamon roll, or maybe an apple or cherry turnover, this coffee and bakery joint is your best bet inside Africa.

Here, guests can buy a croissant, assorted muffins, and even a fresh fruit cup. And to drink, you can select anything from hot and iced coffee to orange juice, water, and hot cocoa.

This quick service eatery provides guests with cheap options for food and drinks, coming in at approximately $14.99 and under per adult. Dining plans are not accepted here, however.

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4) Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Counter Service): Serving lunch and dinner, Tamu Tamu is pretty unique because it’s an eatery where you can walk right up and order slow-cooked chicken curry. For those that don’t eat meat, they have you covered with Vegetarian Curry, as well.

And if anyone just wants a salad, there is a roasted chicken salad available.

Dessert includes chocolate milkshakes and pineapple whip soft serve.

You should expect to pay $14.99 and under per adult in your party. Some dining plans are accepted here.

5) Tusker House Restaurant (Table Service): We finally arrive to our first restaurant that actually allows you to sit down, take a load off, and be waited on by a waiter or waitress.

Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom
Photographed by Michael of Countdown to Magic

At Tusker House, African and American cuisine is served to hungry guests. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is offered here throughout the day, as guests enjoy food that ranges from scrambled eggs, ham, and corn beef hash in the morning to beef sirloin and baked salmon in the afternoon and seafood stew or curry chicken for dinner.

This restaurant even offers an all you can eat breakfast and lunch buffet that features the likes of Donald Duck!

Reservations are accepted at this restaurant, and guests should note that pricing can range quite a bit. For example, breakfast tends to range between $15 and $29.99 per adult on average, while lunch and dinner can jump into the stratosphere of $30 to $59.99 per adult. Some dining plans are accepted here.

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1) Anandapur Ice Cream Truck (Counter Service): When you’re ready to take a break and indulge in a tasty snack, this is where you want to be. At this Ice Cream Truck stop, guests can pick up one of two treats—either a soft serve waffle cone (vanilla, chocolate, or a twist of both) or ice cream float. Water and fountain drinks can be purchased here, too.

Pricing: Guests should expect to spend $14.99 and under. Some dining plans are accepted here.

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2) Upcountry (Counter Service): Come grab a tasty margarita—from strawberry to mango to lime–in a fancy souvenir mug. You can even purchase snacks like pretzels, chips and cheese dip here.

You can expect to spend $14.99 and under for each adult in your party, on average. Dining plans are not accepted here.

3) Yak and Yeti Quality Beverages (Counter Service): This is more of a beverage joint—hence the name—so the entrees will really only include two options: an Asian chicken sandwich or ginger chicken salad.

But, when it comes to something to drink, this Quality Beverages menu includes margaritas, draft beer, hot tea and frozen lemonade.

Prices: $14.99 and under per adult. Dining plans are not available here.

4) Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafes (Counter Service): There’s something here at the Local Foods Cafes for both kids and adults. The kid’s menu includes items like cheeseburgers and chicken tenders (pretty standard fare), while adults can enjoy teriyaki beef bowls, honey chicken and even a vegetable Couscous wrap.

Prices: $14.99 and under per adult. Some dining plans will be accepted here.

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5) Yak and Yeti Restaurant (Table Service): Guests can come here to enjoy a Pan-Asian feast for the ages. The restaurant looks as if it was someone’s home that’s been outfitted to become a beautiful restaurant. But Yak and Yeti doesn’t begin and end with wonderful theming.

In fact, the menu includes meals like Thai Chili Chicken Wings for appetizers, Teriyaki Mahi Mahi for an entrée, and New York Cheesecake for dessert. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Kids can enjoy burgers and chicken tenders, but also vegetable lo mein and egg rolls.

Guests should be prepared to spend approximately $15 to $29.99 per adult at this restaurant. Some dining plans are accepted here, as well.

(Video by Big Fat Panda)

DinoLand U.S.A.:

1) Restaurantosaurus (Counter Service): Serving both lunch and dinner, this quick service location in DinoLand serves American food through and through. Come here to get burgers, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, and even a BLT salad. Desserts include chocolate mousse and cheesecake in a glass. Dino-Mite!

Pricing at this restaurant is approximated to be $14.99 and under per adult. Some dining plans are available, as well.

(Video by Undercover Tourist)

Discovery Island:

1) Flame Tree Barbeque (Counter Service): Sometimes, you just need to satisfy that hunger for barbeque. And that’s exactly what this eatery sets out to do.

At Flame Tree, guests can buy entrées like a slab of St. Louis ribs or pork sandwiches. You can even indulge in “jumbo” turkey legs. You’ll likely look like a king or queen in the medieval days by doing so.

Price: $14.99 and under per adult on average. Some dining plans are accepted at Flame Tree BBQ.

(Video by Undercover Tourist)

2) Gardens Kiosk (Counter Service): During the time that the Flame Tree Barbeque is closed for refurbishments, Disney has opened this very small counter service eatery. Offering sort of a more simplified Flame Tree menu to guests, you can stop by here to get chicken or ribs (with a side of cornbread). Kids can even pick up a baked chicken drumstick with carrots and grapes on the side.

Price: $14.99 and under per adult on average. No dining plans are accepted here.

3) Pizzafari (Counter Service): You would think that this would be a place that would just serve pizza, right? Not so, my friend.

Sure, you can come here to grab a variety of different pizzas (even veggie pizza) come lunch or dinner. But you can also pick up pastas and salads, too.

But, where this spot gets very interesting is during breakfast time. In the morning, stop by Pizzafari and get the “breakfast pizza.” This is a pizza that features bacon and scrambled eggs. In fact, you can even get cinnamon rolls, cereal, and bagels with cream cheese here.

Who would’ve guessed, right?

Price: $14.99 and under per adult on average. Some dining plans are accepted here.

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Main Entrance:

1) Rainforest Café (Table Service): The Rainforest Café is a wonderfully themed restaurant. Appearing as if you’re dining in a well-manicured jungle, guests can swing by this restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you want French toast and scrambled eggs, or you desire pasta, steak or salad come sundown, you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of exotic birds and animals in this family friendly restaurant.

Guests can expect to pay $15 to $29.99 per adult. Reservations are accepted and some dining plans are available.

Check out a video below of a young man who uploaded his 16th birthday celebration at the Rainforest Cafe to YouTube:

(Video by Christopher Nicolaides)

For more great dining options in all of the four theme parks, as well as the two water parks, please return to my Restaurants and Dining page.  And please bookmark my website, Countdown to Magic, for great tips, advice, pictures, and video to help you plan your next trip to Walt Disney World!

Disclaimer: All YouTube videos embedded in this article are originally uploaded and wholly owned by the individual YouTube users that recorded and uploaded them.

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